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Artist's Conception of Sedna


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In this artist's visualization, the newly discovered planet-like object, dubbed "Sedna," is shown where it resides at the outer edges of the known solar system. The object is so far away that the Sun appears as an extremely bright star instead of the large, warm disc observed from Earth. All that is known about Sedna's appearance is that it has a reddish hue, almost as red and reflective as the planet Mars. In the distance is a hypothetical small moon, which scientists believe may be orbiting this distant body.


Mediatype image
Creator NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt (SSC)
Date 0000
Relation Most Distant Object in Solar System Discovered [ http://www.spitzer.caltech.edu/Media/releases/ssc2004-05/release.shtml ]; Mike Brown's Sedna Page [ http://www.gps.caltech.edu/~mbrown/sedna/ ]
Insightuid nasaNAS~12~12~64204~168620
Source http://sscws1.ipac.caltech.edu/Imagegallery/image.php?image_name=ssc2004-05b
What Sedna
What Sun
What Earth
What Mars
What Moon
Identifier SPITZ-ssc2004-05b
Addeddate 2009-10-06 01:37:14
Publicdate 2009-10-06 05:40:28

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